Middle/Dark Ages Timeline Project

  • 455

    Vandals sack Rome

    Vandals sack Rome
    Known as the third of four ancient sacks of Rome. This was conducted by the vandals later being led on in the war
  • 476

    Clovis Merovingian dynasty starts

    Clovis Merovingian dynasty starts
    This dynasty managed to survive more than 200 years
    Its first king was Clovis I this meaning that this dynasty was his first one he ruled
  • 547

    Benedict of Nursia

    Benedict of Nursia
    Known as the founder of the "Benedictine Monastery"
    Known as the father of western monasticism
  • Oct 10, 732

    Battle of tours

    Battle of tours
    Known as the day that Charles Martel ( a Christian) managed to defeat a Spanish army. They stopped the Muslims from being able to enter western Europe
  • May 26, 735

    Saint Bede

    Saint Bede
    Saint Bede was known as an English Benedictine monk. He was born in Jarrow, United Kingdom, and died on May 26, 735 AD
  • 768

    Missi Dominici

    Missi Dominici
    These were known as officials that were sent out by Frankish kings and emperors in order to help supervise provincial administration
  • 782

    Massacre of verden

    Massacre of verden
    An order was released by the king of Charlemagne to order his people to kill 4,500 Saxons. The reason behind this action was due to the fact that these people were known to betray the people of God.
  • 793

    vikings attack lindisfarne

    vikings attack lindisfarne
    This event sent a huge shockwave through Europe. Although this impacted a lot of the Christian community most of their people survived. But since then this event was recorded as the biggest "Domesday stone"
  • Jan 28, 814

    charlemagne dies

    charlemagne dies
    On January 28th, 814 AD was the day marked when the former king of the franks died
  • 850

    Al-khwarizmi

    Al-khwarizmi
    Known as a Persian polymath
    Studied mathematics, astronomy, and geography
  • Oct 26, 899

    King Alfred of England

    King Alfred of England
    King Alfred became king at a young age since his father had a sudden death, This left him to be responsible and as a young king although he didn't know much about becoming a king.
  • Oct 15, 925

    Muhammad al-razi

    Muhammad al-razi
    Muhammad was a Persian Philosopher, alchemist, Physician, and polymath. He is recognized as an important factor of history during medicine.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    Battle of Hastings
    October 14, 1066, was the day when William started to lead out his forces into battle. Luckily he managed to win this battle leading his opponent to his death
  • 1086

    Domesday Book

    Domesday Book
    This book was known as a copy (manuscript) of the "Great Survey" It was ordered to be written by King William. The language it was generally written in was latin but the book was originated in England
  • 1162

    Ibn Zuhr

    Ibn Zuhr
    Ibn was well recognized for being a surgeon and a poet. Although his profession was a physician. He knew his basis of medicine and helping other people lives be better knowing there is someone who knows about medicine
  • Aug 20, 1190

    Sundiata Keita

    Sundiata Keita
    Known as the prince and founder of the Mali Empire
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    This was known as a peace treaty. It stated the laws of being able to rule and being able to document the abilities of free men. It helped provide good and peaceful foundations for individual rights.
  • Feb 18, 1294

    Kublai khan

    Kublai khan
    Known as the fifth emperor of the Yuan emperor.
  • 1324

    Mansa Musa journey for the hajj

    Mansa Musa journey for the hajj
    This day was recognized as the day that the first Muslim ruler traveled to west Africa (about 4 thousand miles)
  • Jan 8, 1324

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo
    Well known as a writer but was also a traveler. He managed to travel along Asia and the silk roads
  • 1345

    Jani beg siege of Kaffa/Caffa

    Jani beg siege of Kaffa/Caffa
    Jani Beg was known to command a massive Crimean force
  • Sep 11, 1364

    Christine de Pizan

    Christine de Pizan
    Christine was known as a poet and author. She wrote books for King Charles VI. She was known to help around as a court writer in medieval France.
  • Jul 25, 1368

    Guy de chauliac

    Guy de chauliac
    Known as a French Physician and surgeon. He wrote a lengthy in Latin titled Chirurgia Magna. Later on, it was translated into many languages and was read by physicians in late medieval Europe
  • Oct 25, 1400

    Geoffrey Chaucer

    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Was known to be considered one of the greatest poets. One of his best works is "The Canterbury Tales". He was an English poet and author and he was sometimes called the "father of English"
  • May 30, 1431

    Joan of arc

    Joan of arc
    Joan was a peasant but a person who believed that she was being controlled by divine guidance. Later on, she was known to lead a French army and she attempted to conquer france while hundreds of years of war were going on